News Roundup 1/5/21

by | Jan 5, 2021

News Roundup 1/5/21

by | Jan 5, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Police arrested over 540,000 people for pot in 2019. Arrests were down 18% from 2018. [Link]
  • The New York Stock Exchange reversed a decision to delist three Chinese companies. [Link]
  • A federal judge blocked the State Department from sanctioning four members of the ICC for attempting to investigate US war crimes. [Link]
  • The Treasury Department reaffirms the US support for the fail-coup-government in Venezuela. The Treasury will allow businesses to happen with the coup government while Venezuela remains sanctioned. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan government and Taliban officials resume peace talks after a three-week break. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Israeli Defense Minister says his country wants to buy another squadron of F-35s. [Link]
  • The Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Iran’s steel industry. [Link]
  • A Trump official says an agreement has been reached to end the economic/diplomatic isolation of Qatar by the other GCC states. An agreement is expected to be signed in Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • Saudi Crown Prince MbS touted the agreement with Qatar and the need for anti-Iran coordination. [Link]
  • Yemeni children continue to starve to death as the US backs Saudi war and blockade against the country. [Link]

Africa

  • Ethiopia releases a Reuters cameraman without charges. He was arrested and held for 12 days. [Link]
  • Congo authorities report 22 people were killed by Islamist militants. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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